Birang Beach in Talaud Regency, North Sulawesi Province
Karakelong Island is indeed the prime island in Talaud Regency. Still, other major islands are also worth a visit including Kabaruan Island. It is the home to various natural attractions, especially Birang Beach! As the name suggests, the beach is located in Birang Village and it belongs to Damau Sub-District. The good thing is that the beach resides near to the local settlement, so everyone is able to get to the beach easily. Not to mention the environment is quite perfect to enjoy relaxation, sightseeing, photography, and water sports. What a complete tourist site!
As stated earlier, Birang Beach is located near to the village. That means it shares similar landscapes and scenery. For instance, the beach faces directly to the Pacific Ocean and it has majestic sea scenery for sure. In terms of size, the shoreline is considered short but it offers pristine environment. The color of the sand is light brown and the texture is moderate. Here is the next feature. The beach features several coral reefs on the side of the shoreline. Plus, shady coconut trees, bushes, and small plants also grow abundantly near to it.
Exploring Birang Beach
Visitors can do many things once they arrive at Birang Beach. For example, it is as simple as witnessing the stunning sea scenery. The view of the Pacific Ocean is indeed mesmerizing, isn’t it? The only disappointment is that the beach doesn’t come with any facilities. Thus, tourists should find a good spot to enjoy sightseeing. This can be either under the coconut trees or on the coral reefs. Some parked fishermen boats are seen, as well. Thus, visitors can take advantage of them for sitting.
Even though Birang Beach’s shoreline is considered short, it is chosen as the widest one as compared to other beaches in the east part of Kabaruan Island. Instead of featuring white sand, it comes with exotic grayish brown color. Why is that? It is said the sand was mixed with river soil and other sediments. Despite the difference, the shoreline is good enough to enjoy beach walking. Thanks for the amazing scenery. What is more? It is true the sea looks luring, but it is not safe for swimming due to the big waves. Snorkeling is not recommended either, due to the low number of corals down there.
After enjoying a good time in Birang Beach, tourists should never miss the chance to visit the nearby settlement. The distance between the beach and Birang Village is quite near, after all. This way, tourists can rest for a while before continuing their adventure later at the beach. Do not forget to try local culinary as well!
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How to Get There
For those coming from Manado City, they need to take an airplane from Sam Ratulangi International Airport and head to Melonguane Airport. The flight takes about 1 hour and 5 minutes, actually. Once arriving at Melonguane City, the next trip involves a boat and it takes around 2.5 hours to get to Kabaruan Island (where the village resides).
Where to Stay
- Mentari Inn